Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced the appointment of Professor Stephen King as a full-time commissioner of the Productivity Commission.
Professor King will serve on the Productivity Commission for a term of five years, and will be joined by part-time commissioners Ms Julie Abramson and Ms Angela MacRae.
Professor King is currently a professor of economics at Monash University and a member of the National Competition Council and Economic Regulation Authority in Western Australia.
Ms Abramson is currently a part-time commissioner with the Victorian Essential Services Commission, and Ms MacRae will continue in her current position as a part-time commissioner to the Productivity Commission.
"Professor King will bring a technical reputation and professional authority that will add depth to the Commission’s findings and recommendations, and a demonstrated capacity for providing leadership in guiding strategic research, analysis and the building of public policy options based on sound economic principles and social requirements," said Mr Morrison.
"I congratulate Ms Abramson, Ms MacRae and Professor King on their appointments and look forward to each of them making a significant contribution to the important work of the Commission," he said.